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Oct 23, 2020 GFQ Network
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The “Next Best Thing Media Tour” is rolling onward, having visited two dozen markets to date, and with a long list to go before concluding around Thanksgiving. It’s a traveling outdoor equipment expo intended to help engineers and others see equipment or talk to vendors in person, in this year without an NAB Show. Cities just visited include Nashville, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis, with Dallas, Houston, Miami and Atlanta coming up. The organizers include Greg Dahl of Second...
Topics: next best thing media tour, greg dahl, second opinion communication, dave kerstin, jeff williams,...
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Oct 22, 2020 GFQ Network
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Apple announces the new iPhone 12. Andrew and Paul go over all the big changes to the iPhone. Which iPhone 12 is Paul going for? The DOJ is going after Google for antitrust violations. What does this lawsuit mean for Google?
Topics: iphone 12, apple, google, . google monopoly. google antitrust, internet censorship, iphone specs,...
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Oct 22, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss whether NYC can rebound.
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Oct 22, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today we discuss how WWE has reinvented Bray to be a top babyface. AEW and NXT both had great shows this week and we also discuss Hell in a Cell.
Topics: hell in a cell, Bray, aew, nxt, wwe, wrestling news
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Oct 18, 2020 GFQ Network
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We discuss how WWE has transformed Roman Reigns into the character many of us wanted years ago. The new Day had their final match together... for now... Where does this lead Big E...
Topics: big e, roman reigns, aew anniversary show, the new day
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Oct 16, 2020 GFQ Network
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Being Director of Engineering for a large radio broadcaster is challenging enough these days. Doing that while fighting forest fires is downright heroic! Mike Everhart is Director of Engineering at Alpha Media AND he fights wildfires. We’ll see the incredible damage done to a steel-walled transmitter building and its contents, plus the clever replacement shelter to get back on-air just 3 days later. Finally, David Bialik joins us with highlights of the on-demand sessions available in the...
Topics: Mike Everhart, wildfire firefighting, walpha media, broadcast engineering, radio tech
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Oct 11, 2020 GFQ Network
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We discuss night one of the WWE draft. Did any of the moves mean anything? Roman Reigns has become one of the most important characters in WWE right now. How long can they keep this up? The New Day is officially spilt up without a turn. Did they do this wrong?
Topics: roman reigns, wwe draft, the new day split
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Oct 9, 2020 GFQ Network
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In fifty-six years the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has awarded only ten John H. Battison Awards for Lifetime Achievement. This tenth and most recent one was just bestowed upon Mark Persons, CPBE, CBNT, AMD. Since Mark got started in radio and had an engineering curiosity from an early age, we wanted to know about his early experiences that have informed his career as a broadcast engineer. Mark takes us through his early years and military duty, and describes how he “never had a Plan...
Topics: mark persons, John H. Battison Award, john krivit, aes, 7 Audio Wonders of the World Tech Tour
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Oct 8, 2020 GFQ Network
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Google announces the all new Google TV. Andrew and Paul both give their first impressions of the new device and discuss how Google TV devices have evolved over the past decade. Google also announced the Pixel 5. Is the Google Pixel no longer a flagship phone? And Andrew and Paul preview what Apple will announce next week during their High Speed event.
Topics: iphone 12, iphone 12 rumors, google tv, google tv review, pixel 5 price, pixel 5g, google,...
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Oct 8, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew talks about the downward spiral he's seeing in NYC.
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Oct 4, 2020 GFQ Network
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Rich and Andrew are here to review this Sundays NXT Takeover 31 Network special. The guys also break down everything happening in pro wrestling and answering your mailbag questions.
Topics: nxt takeover, nxt takeover 31
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Preparing for winter is a time-honored ritual in most temperate climates. Most of the USA - indeed most of the world’s population - falls in temperate zones, and that means winter weather is likely or possible. The “business end” of broadcast equipment is often exposed to winter weather. Paul Montoya, Director of Engineering at Wyoming Public Media, oversees operations and maintenance at transmitter sites that are difficult to access and exposed to harsh conditions while being considered...
Topics: paul montoya, wyoming public radio, radio tech, broadcast engineering, trainsmitter maintenance
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To most radio broadcast engineers, FM transmitting antennas are both slightly mysterious and rather fascinating.  There are several fundamental designs plus differences in materials, testing, placement, and operational maintenance.  Bill Harland from Electronics Research, Inc. (ERI) provides a wealth of information and photos to point out key concepts with FM antennas. This episode is packed with information that every radio engineer should know!
Topics: Bill Harland, eri antenna, fm master antenna, radio tech, broadcast engineering
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Sep 25, 2020 GFQ Network
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Retribution got a new look and new names. It's beyond ridiculous and a prime example of what WWE is doing wrong. We will break it down for you guys. Raw, NXT, and AEW were all great shows this week and we are here to break down everything going on!
Topics: wwe Retribution, pro wrestling, aew news
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Sep 19, 2020 GFQ Network
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Raw, NXT, and AEW were all great shows this week and we are here to break down everything going on! Roman Reigns has reinvented himself but is all of this leading up to a showdown with The Rock? Andrew and Rich have some info that might surprise you.
Topics: the rock, roman reigns, pro wrestling
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Sep 18, 2020 GFQ network
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Andrew and Paul talk about iOS 14 officially being available. Paul buys an Apple Watch. Sony announces pricing for the Playstation 5. Who has the better gaming console, Microsoft or Sony? Plus the guys discuss LG's new phone, the Wing.
Topics: ios 14, apple watch, microsoft xbox, xbox series x, sony playstation, playstation 5 pricing, amazon...
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Sep 18, 2020 GFQ Network
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Paul talks about all the plans he would have got to this year if it weren't for COVID-19.
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Sep 18, 2020 GFQ Network
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Automated live video production is now arguable as good as human-directed switching - at least for “visual radio”. Stan Walbert, President of Multicam Systems, has created an AI (artificial intelligence) video switching engine that emulates the best decisions of human video technical directors. Stan and Mary Ann Seidler are here with real-world examples of AI-controlled vision switching, along with advice for radio broadcasters wanting to add visual radio or improve their current systems.
Topics: stan walbert, visual radio, automated video switcher, automated video switching, multicam systems,...
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Sep 15, 2020 GFQ Network
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Apple announced the Watch Series 6, Apple One, new iPads, and more during their September event. Andrew and Paul discuss the new devices and give their thoughts on Apple's new Fitness+ service. Will Paul buy an Apple Watch Series 6?
Topics: apple, apple watch, apple one, fitness+, apple fitness, 8th gen ipad, ipad air, ipad air touch id
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Sep 11, 2020 GFQ Network
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What good is a backup power generator if you can’t depend on it, 100 percent? None, really. After analyzing dozens of generators and what makes them not run, John Bisset offers poignant tips and advice to ensure that your backup generator runs when you need it.
Topics: john bisset, generator maintenance, radio tech, broadcast engineering
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Sep 10, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today we discuss the fall out from All Out. Was this the worst AEW PPV of all time? Balor is the NXT champion! Who's next for him?
Topics: balor, balor champion, nxt champion, all out ppv, aew ppv, Chris Jericho, moxley
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Sep 4, 2020 GFQ Network
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Rich and Andrew break down all the matches we will see this Saturday at AEW All Out and who we think will win! 
Topics: aew rumors, aew all out, all out rumors, aew news, chris jericho
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Sep 4, 2020 GFQ Network
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Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Fold2. Paul discusses how it compares to the Microsoft Surface Duo. Intel launches it's 11th gen CPU chips, Tiger Lake. Is Intel still behind AMD? And Andrew and Paul discuss the high cost of smartphones. Are phone makers like Samsung and Apple in for a rude awakening in the next few months?
Topics: iphone 12, surface duo, microsoft, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, samsung fold, folding phones, intel...
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Sep 4, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul debate whether there is too much tech in cars.
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Not many radio engineers handle a phone system for 500 employees, but Marcos O’Rourke does! Five years in the planning and execution, and now KWave Radio, plus the church campus they’re part of, are saving close to $10k per month in phone service costs. Plus, their Santiago Peak transmitter site is getting a rebuild - with a very efficient setup. 
Topics: Marcos O'Rourke, kwave, voip tech, broadcast engineering, radio tech
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Sep 3, 2020 GFQ Network
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This week we discuss Payback and what's to come from it. Is this the Roman Reigns we have been waiting for? NXT had the first-ever 4-way iron man match and it resulted in a tie. Next week we will crown the NXT champion. Andrew possibly has the results... AEW All out is this Saturday and we give you a preview for this blockbuster show.
Topics: roman reigns, wwe payback, aew news, nxt championship
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Aug 28, 2020 GFQ Network
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Major news on today's show. Kross has dropped the title and is out for a few months. There will be a 4 way for the NXT title next week. Who will take it? Andrew has details on who will possibly win the title... again!
Topics: nxt, kross, nxt title, wrestling news, njpw
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Aug 28, 2020 GFQ Network
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Review units of the Microsoft Surface Duo are making their way to reviewers. Andrew and Paul discuss what reviewers might and might not be able to share about the Surface Duo. What are the initial impressions from reviewers? Amazon announces the Amazon Halo, a screen-less fitness tracker. Is there room in the fitness tracker market for Amazon?
Topics: surface duo, amazon halo, surface duo, microsoft, surface duo review
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We knew it was coming - and now it's here....  Top-shelf audio processing and FM stereo coding in "the cloud" - either private cloud or "public" cloud. There are big possibilities here, and Mary Ann Seidler joins us to tell all.  Plus, Chris Tobin rounds out the show with advice that’s especially timely.
Topics: Mary Ann Seidler, cloud broadcasting, broadcast engineering, radio tech, audio processing
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Aug 27, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew talks about the past owners of his home and those in his neighborhood.
Topics: bayside, madonna, manhattan project
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Aug 21, 2020 GFQ Network
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If you’ve ever thought, “There should be a group that promotes learning electronics and audio to teens and college students,” well, there is! It’s Audio Builders Workshop (ABW), a working group of the Boston AES Section.  Chris Kincaid is lecturer at the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology and Program Manager with ABW. While many ABW events focus on simple electronic kits, more seasoned engineers have access to truly professional projects. Large diaphragm condenser mics,...
Topics: Audio Builders Workshop, aes boston, mic parts, chris kincaid, Purdue School of Engineering &...
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Aug 21, 2020 GFQ Network
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Paul talks about his hosue being struck by lightning and all the issues it's caused. Andrew buys a Mustang.
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Aug 21, 2020 GFQ Network
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Paul struggles with Microsoft's reason for the existance of the Surface Duo. Who is the Surface Duo meant for? Microsoft launches a brand new Xbox dashboard. And who is likely to buy Tik Tok and ARM?
Topics: microsoft, surface duo, tik tok, xbox dashboard, flight simulator
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Aug 21, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today we give you guys a preview to NXT Takeover 30 what matches will stand out? Smackdown is entering the Thunderdome and we have all the latest news on WWE entering a larger arena starting this Friday. Summerslam is this Sunday and we have all the latest news going into this blockbuster summer PPV.
Topics: nxt takeover 30, nxt takeover rumors, summerslam rumors, wrestling news
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Aug 14, 2020 GFQ Network
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This week on Mat Men we discuss the return of Velveteen Dream to NXT TV. What is the latest on his situation? It looks like WWE will be holding Summerslam in Florida but it won't be at the PC? Where will it be?
Topics: Velveteen Dream, nxt tv, summerslam rumors, summerslam location
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Broadcasting from home - working alone - informing and entertaining - keeping virtual company with our listeners; we’re doing the best we can during these continued lockdowns and social distancing. Industry events keep getting canceled or postponed, and we’re substituting in-person meeting with virtual ones and with webinars.  Is it working?  Are some things actually a bit better this way?  Kirk and Chris explore these notions. Plus we’re talking with Greg Dahl.  He’s bringing...
Topics: greg dahl, social distancing broadcast engineering, radio tech
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Aug 7, 2020 GFQ Network
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This week on Mat Men we discuss all the changes coming to WWE TV and the corporate structure. WWE is searching for a home for Summerslam and wants it to be in front of a live audience. Will this be possible?
Topics: sumemrslam location, summerslam rumors, wwe structure
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Jul 31, 2020 GFQ Network
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Engineering in various disciplines is a big part of Corny Gould’s career path. From major market broadcast engineer, to audio processing algorithm developer, to podcast content creator, Corny Gould applies techniques from each specialty to improve the others. Today we’re looking at gathering accurate sensor data from a model rocket that may be moving close to Mach 1, and reliably transmitting this data to a ground station.
Topics: Cornelius Gould, rocketry show podcast, model rockets, model rocketry, rocket telemetry, radio tech
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Jul 31, 2020
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Rocky Romero discusses the current state of pro wrestling and the "Talk ’N Shop A Mania” PPV this Saturday on Fite.TV
Topics: rocky romero, Talk ’N Shop A Mania
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Jul 30, 2020 GFQ Network
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This week on Mat Men we discuss the issues with this year's Summerslam. We also review all of this weeks TV  and your viewer questions today on Mat Men.
Topics: summerslam, wwe rumors, summerslam canceled
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Jul 24, 2020 GFQ Network
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This week on Mat Men we discuss this week's TV. AEW was the best show of the week. What does WWE have to do to respond to this? WWE has canceled SummerSlam in Boston and will have a new location announced. Will it be in front of a live audience?
Topics: aew ratings, summerslam, summerslam 2020, summerslam canceled
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Jul 24, 2020 GFQ Network
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Paul Shulins is President of Shulins’ Solutions, a radio and tv broadcast consulting firm based in Andover Massachusetts, specializing in remote control solutions, studio design and construction, antenna protection systems and ratings metrics.
Topics: paul shulins, radio tech, broadcast engineering, radio tower maintanence, antenna protection system
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Jul 23, 2020 GFQ Network
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Microsoft held their Xbox Games Showcase today where they announced Halo Infinite, Gears 5, and Destiny 2 for the Xbox Series X next gen console. Andrew and Paul discuss the new games and the showcase. Plus rumor has it that ARM may be for sale. Who would be in a position to acquire ARM?
Topics: Xbox Games Showcase, Xbox Series X games, Halo Infinite, gears 5, destiny 2, forza
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Jul 23, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss how much they miss going to restaurants due to the Coronavirus forcing many to close or limit capacity.
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Jul 18, 2020 GFQ Network
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This week on Mat Men we discuss Impacts big PPV tonight. Could this be a turning point in the company again? Gallows and Anderson have signed a 2 year deal with Impact that allows them to work in NJPW.  What does this mean for their relationship with AEW?
Topics: slammiversary, gallows and anderson, impact rumors, aew news
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Jul 17, 2020 GFQ Network
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What’s a former DJ and Promotions Director doing building radio studios?  Well, he’s lovin’ it! Bill Jackson is now the Principal Studio Engineer for Educational Media Foundation K-LOVE & Air1 Media Networks. He’s expanding the number of studios and replacing the consoles at EMF’s Franklin, Tenn, studio complex. We’re talking about how AoIP has made possible a revolution in studio interoperability and nationwide connectivity.
Topics: bill jackson, k-love, air1, radio tech, broadcast engineering, audio over ip, aoip, Educational...
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Jul 16, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul reflect on Apple's big announcement that it will utilize the ARM chipset in future devices. How is ARM changing the computing landscape, and is Intel in big trouble? Paul questions why all laptop computers do not come with SIM card support. And Andrew quickly discusses automating his smart home.
Topics: arm chips, arm chipset, arm on apple, intel competition, lutron blinds, smart home automation
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Jul 10, 2020 GFQ Network
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Imagine the pressure of making sure every game-day broadcast for the Tennessee Vols gets on-the-air and sounds great. That’s what Tim Berry does in his “spare” time! Tim is the Chief Engineer at WUOT-FM at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He also maintains numerous Amateur Radio repeaters in East Tennessee. Tim joins us to talk about close calls and “audio feed negotiation” as well as connection reciprocity.
Topics: tim berry, vol network, wuot, radio tech, broadcast engineering
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Jul 9, 2020 GFQ Network
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This week on Mat Men we discuss night two of the GAB vs Fyter Fest Battle. Both shows were great but did NXT take the edge?
Topics: fyter fest, great american bash, wwe, nxt
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Jul 3, 2020 GFQ Network
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Thank you for helping us get to 500 TWiRT episodes! Chris Tobin says he’s up for 500 more! This week, Tom Ray joins us to review some past topics and see how they’ve changed in the past 10 years. Chris Tobin checks in from high above Manhattan.  Plus, we predict the future for some of today’s technologies.
Topics: tom ray, radio tech, broadcast engineering
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Jul 2, 2020 GFQ Network
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AEW go head to head with NXT. Andrew and Rich have the results of Fyter Fest and Great American Bash night one.
Topics: Fyter Fest, Great American Bash, aew, nxt
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Jul 2, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss limiting their use of tech and going to the gym.
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Jul 2, 2020 GFQ Network
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A week after Apple's WWDC, Andrew and Paul reflect on the massive changes Apple has made in MacOS Big Sur. Will the iPhone come with MacOS next year? Paul explains why Microsoft should be copying Apple. Should Microsoft Windows look more like MacOS? Plus Microsoft redesigns the start menu, and YouTube raises it's price for YouTube TV again. Is cord cutting becoming too expensive?
Topics: macos, mac big sur, microsoft, windows 10, wwdc 2020, youtube tv price, cord cutting
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Jun 29, 2020 GFQ Network
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We broke the story yesterday and will go into detail regarding what's happening with Velveteen Dream and his WWE Status. Allegations, Car Crash and more. Also, WWE will be returning to having a live audience at the end of July. We have all the latest news regarding where and how many people will be in the building
Topics: Velveteen Dream, wwe covid, wwe coronavirus, wwe rumors
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Many of us got our morning and afternoon hosts operating from their homes pretty quickly back in March. We had just a few days - or even just a weekend - to get our on-air talent connected from their kitchen tables or bedrooms, along with news and traffic reporters. Bryan Jones, Engineering Support Specialist at the Telos Alliance, helped dozens of broadcasters get operational from their homes. Now, we’re discussing longer-term home and remote broadcast operations. What are the best practices...
Topics: bryan jones, broadcast engineering, radio tech, audio over ip, aoip, remote broadcasting
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Jun 22, 2020 GFQ Network
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Apple made a slew of announcements during it's annual WWDC keynote. Notably Apple officially announced Apple Silicon, their ARM chipset. Will Apple have greater success with ARM than Microsoft? Andrew and Paul also tackle Apple's marketing. What changes would they make to Apple's marketing? Plus Apple announces iOS 14 with widgets and details MacOS Big Sur.
Topics: ios 14, macos big sur, wwdc 2020, wwdc recap, ios widgets, apple silicon, apple arm, wwdc highlights
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Jun 22, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul continue their discussion of Apple Silicon and how it compares to products currently in the market.
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Jun 20, 2020 GFQ Network
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This week we discuss SpeakingOut and what possible impact this will have on not only the wrestling industry but consequences for fandom and those involved. The possible sale of a major independent company. We’re not telling you who!
Topics: SpeakingOut, wwe, wrestling, wrestling fandom
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Jun 19, 2020 GFQ Network
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The global COVID-19 is truly global. North America’s oldest city - and tied with New York for the largest - is Mexico City.  Cuauhtemoc (“Cuau”) Pereda is the Managing Director at @FM (www.arroba.fm), a network of almost 50 stations throughout Mexico, and oversees a network of talent, operations, and engineering professionals. Cuau joins us to discuss how they’re doing social distancing, while working with both union and non-union employees. It’s a lively look into big-market radio...
Topics: @fm, mexico radio, Radio Resultados, radio tech, broadcast engineering, Cuauhtémoc Pereda
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Jun 15, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Rich break down last nights WWE Backlash PPV. Edge tore his tricep and we have all the latest on how this happened. Paul Heyman is out as lead writer and there's a lot more to the story.
Topics: paul heyman out, wwe backlash, edge tricep, wwe, wrestling
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Jun 12, 2020 GFQ Network
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Many people use their cell phones and other devices to record conversations. The audio can turn out, well, almost useless. Most people try to clean up the audio, and in the process remove the audio they need to hear. Tim Dolbear is an audio engineer, specializing in mixing, audio restoration, and forensic audio analysis. He joins us to discuss these topics, as well as give advice on “how to listen” to audio.
Topics: Tim Dolbear, audio forensics, broadcast engineering, audio mixing, audio mastering, audio...
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Jun 11, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul talk about how the iPad is the only real choice for a tablet.
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Jun 11, 2020 GFQ Network
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Apple is expected to announce a shift to ARM chips for Mac. What are the benefits of Mac running on ARM chips, and what are the biggest problems? Andrew and Paul briefly debate whether Intel has fallen behind AMD. And Sony is set to announce the PlayStation 5. What should you expect from the announcement?
Topics: arm chips, apple arm, arm on mac, intel vs amd, playstation 5, playstation 5 specs
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Jun 6, 2020 GFQ Network
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Beth Mann started collecting radios early in her career - and never stopped.  As President/CEO of Edge Media Group in Cadiz, Kentucky, Beth directed the construction and operation of the DJ Everett III Radio Room - a showcase for almost 300 radios dating from 1919 to present day. We’re on location at WKDZ-WHVO-WPKY touring this radio museum, plus seeing a replica broadcast control room from the 1960s.
Topics: DJ Everett III Radio Room, beth mann, WKDZ, edge media group, radio history, radio tech, radio...
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Jun 5, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today on the show we discuss the card for this Sunday's NXT In Your House PPV. We also breakdown AEW Dynamite and Raw along with your mailbag questions.
Topics: In Your House PPV, nxt ppv, aew dynamite, wrestling news
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May 29, 2020 GFQ Network
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We had a chance to sit down with Sean Ross Sapp the managing editor of Fightful.com to discuss the current state of pro wrestling and where he thinks it’s headed. You can follow Sean on twitter @SeanRossSapp Also, you can sign up for fightfulselect.com to get breaking news before anyone else
Topics: sean ross sapp, wwe, wrestling, fightful
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May 29, 2020 GFQ Network
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Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) typically need towers for their backhaul radios and access points. Broadcasters need Internet access at their transmitter sites. It’s like a mariage made in heaven!  On this episode of TWiRT, Kent Winrich, CTO of Open Broadband, a North Carolina-based WISP, describes the technical aspects of a WISP network, and the frequency bands used for network deployment.
Topics: wisp, wireless internet, open broadband, Kent Winrich, radio tech, broadcast engineering, network...
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May 29, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew gripes about his contractor still not having his bathroom finished.
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May 29, 2020 GFQ Network
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Microsoft officially released Windows 10 Build 2004. Paul runs down some of the notable changes in the build and also delves into the next Windows 10 Build, 21H1. Andrew and Paul try to figure out HBO's strategy for HBO Max. Plus Andrew gripes about the pandemic causing issues with the supply chain for electronics. And should all conferences be held virtually now?
Topics: hbo max, windows 10 build 2004, windows 10 build 21h1, windows 10 news, microsoft news, microsoft...
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May 29, 2020 GFQ Network
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NXT and AEW both had great shows last night and we are breaking it down. We have all the latest backstage news and rumors also answering your mailbag questions.
Topics: nxt cage match, aew rumors
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May 22, 2020 GFQ Network
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Sports broadcasting usually involves following and describing a moving target. On the auto and truck racing circuits, that target is moving about 200 MPH.  Doug Watson directed and built broadcast facilities, and developed reliable techniques, for radio coverage of NASCAR races. He shares what works and what didn’t for making sure the weekly race broadcasts were exciting, accurate, and delivered to nearly 500 radio affiliates.
Topics: mrn, motor racing network, broadcast engineering, nascar radio, doug watson, nascar
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May 21, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today on Mat Men Andrew and Rich give you a preview to this weekends AEW Double or Nothing PPV. We also discuss the tragic passing of Shad Gaspard and Owen Harts Dark side of the ring episode.
Topics: aew, double or nothing, double or nothing ppv, shad gaspard death
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May 15, 2020 GFQ Network
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Audio is important to both Radio and TV, but there are key differences in audio production techniques. Rob Ashard is a Sound Supervisor (“A1” in the USA) for several top TV shows produced in England. Plus his weekly on-air shift at Radio Caroline keeps his heart in radio. This week, Rob shows us some of the large audio “desks” he uses for TV audio production, and describes a technique for low-latency “talkback” setup to remote talent.
Topics: rob ashard, graham norton, game creek, radio caroline, broadcast engineering, tv audio production
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May 14, 2020 GFQ Network
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NXT announced that their next PPV will be called "In Your House" and the card is stacked. Rich and Andrew break it down for everyone. AEW Double or nothing in a week away and the card is shaping up.
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May 14, 2020 GFQ Network
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Karrion Kross has debuted in NXT. What does the future hold for him? AEW TV was back in Jacksonville and it was a great show. We have a breakdown as to why their TV is so much stronger compared to NXT right now.
Topics: karrion kross, aew tv, wrestling news
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May 8, 2020 GFQ Network
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Data center based server platforms are known for their resilience and reliability, and radio broadcasters are taking notice. Cloud-based systems are also generally accessible from anywhere there’s an Internet connection, including radio talent that’s “sheltering in place”. Bill Bennett with ENCO Systems joins us to highlight the various kinds of disasters that will stop broadcasters from being on-air, and introduces web-accessible radio infrastructure that keeps operating, even when the...
Topics: bill bennett, enco, disaster recovery, radio tech, cloud radio, virtual radio, broadcast engineering
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May 7, 2020 GFQ Network
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Microsoft gave fans their first look at real Xbox Series X game play. Andrew and Paul discuss whether games are becoming too realistic. Microsoft also announced the the spring 2020 line of Surface devices including the Surface Go 2. Should the Surface Go even exist? Plus details about Apple's new Apple TV leak and Google is redesigning Android TV.
Topics: apple tv rumors, xbox series x game play, xbox, xbox series x info, microsoft, surface go 2,...
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May 7, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss how the Coronavirus quarantine is affecting their lives and what the new normal could look like.
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BBC Radio’s Virtual Local Radio project is done and proven. Talent, management, engineering, and listeners are delighted with the results. Now Dan McQuillin is designing the next generation of minimalist studios that still do everything needed and desired for radio content creation. Beyond “Cushions and Daylight”, Camera One, Bionic Table, and Bionic Picnic - all introduced and explained on this edition of TWiRT.
Topics: Broadcast bionics, bionic table, digital table, broadcast engineering, virtual radio, camera one,...
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Apr 30, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today on Mat Men we discuss all the recent happenings in the world of Pro Wrestling. What will Pro Wrestling look like this summer? Is It possible to have a live audience for shows?
Topics: pro wrestling covid-19, wrestling news, aew news
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Apr 25, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today on Mat Men we discuss Triple H's next possible opponent being announced on Smackdown? Andrew has the low down. Plus is the new day breaking up? We have details on this and all the recent happenings in the world of Pro Wrestling.
Topics: new day, triple h, wwe, smackdown
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Apr 24, 2020 GFQ Network
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Would you have been flying home from Las Vegas, Nevada, about now, from NAB 2020? This week we’re bringing you three terrific broadcast professionals with a look at more of what we didn’t see at NAB.  Michael “Catfish” Dosch with Angry Audio - a quickly growing manufacturer is here, along with Jeff Adams - a video webcaster and radio broadcaster. Plus Chuck Kelly pours on the education with news of new technologies and techniques from BE/Elenos.
Topics: broadcast electronics, elenos, mike dosch, michael dosch, angry audio, chuck kelly, nab 2020, jeff...
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Apr 21, 2020 GFQ Network
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Apple finally announces the long awaited 2020 version of the iPhone SE. Is the iPhone SE the best budget phone money can buy? Paul gives his thoughts on the new OnePlus 8. Does the OnePlus fall short of expectations? And Andrew talks about reducing some of the electronic clutter he's been hoarding.
Topics: oneplus 8, iphone se, iphone se price, iphone se comparison, iphone se 2020, electronic hoarding,...
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Apr 21, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul talk about famous killers like the Zodiac killer, and the mystery of what happened to Madeleine McCann.
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Apr 17, 2020 GFQ Network
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Many of us would have been flying to Las Vegas, Nevada, about now for NAB 2020. We would have been assembling expo booths, delivering technical papers and presentations, and learning about the technologies and equipment that engineers will be using in the coming years. But with NAB 2020 cancelled due to the coronavirus, we’re bringing some highlights of what would have been at NAB to you. Marty Sacks of Telos Alliance, Josh Bohn of Bohn Broadcast, and Jeff Welton of Nautel are here to...
Topics: marty sacks, telos alliance, nab 2020, jeff welton, josh bohn, nautel, axia automix, MaxxKonnect
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Apr 16, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today on Mat Men we discuss all the recent firings from WWE. Major stars have been let go by WWE and more is to come. We have all the latest news and who possibly is next to get fired. This is the largest round of cuts we know about. How will this impact AEW?
Topics: wrestling, wwe, wwe fired
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Apr 10, 2020 GFQ Network
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Cabin Fever notwithstanding, thousands of broadcasters - from engineers to sales reps to on-air talent - are working from home. And the list of capabilities and opportunities grows almost daily. Alex Oana shows us how to compare high-quality microphones from our easy chairs, while Goos Mante runs his radio show on RTV Zaanstreek entirely from his home in Wormer, Netherlands. And Chris Tobin tells how WBGO-FM got over 9,000 music selections digitized for broadcast in just a few days.
Topics: goos mante, audio test kitchen, alex oana, radio tech, broadcast engineering, wbgo
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Apr 9, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today on Mat Men we review the latest NXT, AEW, and Dark side of the ring. Also answering all your mailbag questions.
Topics: aew, nxt, brawl for all
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Apr 9, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss being quarantined and how the world is dealing with the Coronavirus.
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Apr 9, 2020 GFQ Network
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Microsoft says the Surface Neo will not launch this year. Paul Thurrott explains why. Apple is rumored to launch the long awaited iPhone 9 next month. How much could the iPhone 9 cost? And Andrew and Paul discuss using the iPad with trackpad support. Does the iPad need a start menu?
Topics: microsoft, surface neo, surface delayed, windows 10s fail, iphone 9 launch date, ipad
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Apr 7, 2020 GFQ Network
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Wrestlemania 36 is all said and done but where do we go from here? Andrew and Rich break down the results of this really strange Wrestlemania and discuss where the WWE goes from here. A lot of of the original plans are out the window and we discuss what they were.
Topics: wrestlemania, wrestlemania 36, wwe
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Apr 4, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today we are joined by The Blue Meanie! Meanie and Andrew discuss his new podcast “In the mind of The Meanie” and go over his Pro Wrestling career.
Topics: blue meanie, pro wrestling, the meanie
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Apr 4, 2020 GFQ Network
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We are back with our WrestleMania preview show. this will be one of the strangest WrestleManias' we will ever see and we have the rundown of matches and all the latest news and rumors.
Topics: wrestlemania, wrestlemania 36, wwe
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Apr 3, 2020 GFQ Network
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We are joined by our friend Stevie Richards. Stevie and Andrew discuss the current state of pro wrestling and how the recent worlds events have impacted the industry. Plus Wrestlemania is here and Stevie has some thoughts on what could make it better.
Topics: stevie richards, bwo, ecq, wwe, wrestling, wrestlemania, pro wrestling
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Who hasn’t used one of Henry Engineering’s “blue boxes” to solve an audio or control problem around the radio station? A related company, Sine Control Technology, makes power surge suppressors that are used by the US Department of Defense. Hank Landsberg, owner of Henry Engineering, explains the technology that makes his “PowerClamp” TVSS technology different and more effective at protecting sensitive electronic equipment. We also look at a clever device that makes AC UPS operation...
Topics: henry engineering, hank landsberg, Sine Control Technology, powerclamp, radio tech, broadcast...
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Mar 27, 2020 GFQ Network
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Today on Mat Men we have a lot of breaking news! Wrestlemania was taped over the past two days and we are finding out that Roman Reigns will not be wrestling on the show. Bill Goldberg will have a new opponent and we have all the details regarding the Universal title match.
Topics: roman reigns, wrestlemania 2020, wrestlemania news, wrestlemania rumors, wwe, wrestling
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Mar 27, 2020 GFQ Network
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General purpose computers have been replacing purpose-built equipment in almost every industry, including radio broadcasting. But, some functions - such as VHF and UHF modulators - have still required precision, purpose-built circuitry.  Now come the “RF Supercomputer” - a marriage of hardware and software that can produce any kind of modulation at most any broadcast frequency. And there’s even more to the story.  Chuck Kelly from BE/Elenos Group joins us for a lesson in highly...
Topics: chuck kelly, rf supercomputer, rf sdr, rf sdt, software defined radio, software defined...
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Mar 26, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew talks about trolling people that think 5G is killing people, Coronavirus conspiracies, and 90s basketball.
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Mar 26, 2020 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting education. How are educators adapting to educating online. Apple releases an update for iPadOS that includes mouse and trackpad support. Does the addition of mouse and trackpad support make the iPad a full blown laptop alternative? Plus Paul touches on the Huawei P40.
Topics: google classroom, coronavirus, covid-19, Huawei P40, ipados, ipad mouse support, ipad trackpad
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Mar 19, 2020 GFQ Network
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“Social Distancing” to slow the spread of Coronavirus is changing the way broadcasters are operating. Over the past week or two, broadcast engineers have been charged with setting up the remote studios and broadcast systems allowing on-air talent and other operations workers to do their jobs from home.  Plus, they’ve configured studio and “rack room” systems to be run by few or even no people in the main studio building.  Some of radio broadcasting’s most active and progressing...
Topics: covid-19, coronavirus, broadcast engineering, radio tech, remote broadcasting, bill bennet, gary...